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Matt McCallum 2014 to 2018

February 2018

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Glasgow, Scotland +447757437214 mattmccallum@live.co.uk


M AT T H E W M C C A L L U M mattmccallum.me mattmccallum@live.co.uk +447757437214 WORK C urrent / 2018 D irector / Mies. UK  Part of a larger collective of student run productions around the world, our aim is to bridge the gap between students and architecture through film. We interview architects and other important people that are part of the architecture world. We then present our interviews at monthly special screenings. Previous interviews include the likes of Sir Peter Cook from CRAB Studio and Marcus Fairs from Dezeen. 8 months / 2016 - 2017 C ycle Courier / Deliveroo Self-employed position managing deliveries and working in a fast paced environment. 8 months / 2016 - 2017 A rchitectural Assistant / Tierney Haines Architects Working as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in a small practice in Dublin, Ireland on a range of new build domestic houses, conservation and bespoke furniture design. My design experience was largely defined by detailed design regarding louvre systems on a Passive house and bespoke staircase design. During my time here I was largely independent and liased with workers and design team on site for the Passive house almost daily. 6 months / 2015 - 2016 Architectural Assistant / Coogan Architects

148 Wallacewell Road, Glasgow, UK G21 3NX E D U C AT I O N 2016 - 2018

Glasgow School of Art Diploma in Architecture / Distinction

2017 - 2018 Vienna Academy of Fine Arts Exchange / François Roche Studio 2012 - 2015

University of Dundee Bachelor of Architecture / Merit

ACTIVITIES AND SOCIETIES President / 2015 Association of Dundee Architecture Students (ADAS) Editorial Team / 2015 Level 6 Portfolio Annual Publication (Architecture) Class Representative / 2014 - 2015 School of the Environment (University of Dundee) SKILLS 3D Printing 3D Studio Max Autocad (2D & 3D) Archicad Arduino Filmmaking Grasshopper Illustrator

InDesign Kinect SDK 2.0 Measured Surveying Model Making Photography Photoshop Premiere Pro Revit

Rhino SketchUp S licer for Fusion 360 Unity Vectorworks ZBrush

INTERESTS Working as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in a micro-practice focussing on domestic extensions, alterations and small scale commercial projects. As part of a team of four I had the advantage of being involved and witnessing all stages of projects from initial client meetings and surveys all through to design, planning and warrant. Projects involved various domestic extensions across Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire and involvement in office and restaurant design across Scotland. 4 months / 2014 Commis Chef / The West House, Dundee Trained in chef duties from what was originally a kitchen porter role. On occasion would manage kitchen independently and proved ability to work in heated, fast paced environment. 3 months / 2013 Architectural Assistant / City Building Glasgow 12 week summer placement after first year of university in a construction firm working at the forefront of design projects. On the job I developed my skills and was introduced to new programs such as Archicad. Some projects for the Glasgow Housing Association involved meeting clients and on site surveys for extensions, ramps, wet room conversions. Other projects like visualising the Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries showroom involved factory visits and extensive 3D modelling. Periodically / 2009 - 12 Organiser / Charity and Fund Raising Organised annual charity concert including seating, advertising, audio and video preparations. Led meetings and discussions in planning stages of events.

C U R R I C U L U M V I TA E

I find myself traveling more and more often these days whether it’s to Skye, Dublin, Vienna or couch surfing in places as far as Thailand and Hong Kong. My passions lie in creating, designing and exploring the world around me with a lens that adapts and changes with the more I experience. Most recently I’ve taken up Analog photography, 35mm and medium format, and enjoyed a delve into film making which has led to directing a short film called e-S-cHatologist that will be exhibited as part of the official 2018 Architecture Film Festival in Vienna. Most recently I find myself drawn to spoken word poetry nights and other creative outlets. AWARDS European Architectural Medal / Best Diploma Project Nominee GSA Sustainability Prize / Commended Sheppard Robson Sustainability Prize / Commended Featuring in Venice Biennale 2018 / Palazzo Bembo Bloom 2016 Dublin / Gold - Large Show Garden Yeats 2015 Architecture Comp / Highly Commended DIA Urban Connection Competition / Runner up REFERENCES Stephen Tierney / Tierney Haines Architects 29A Brookville Park Deansgrange, Blackrock Co. Dublin Republic of ireland stephen@tierneyhaines.com Miranda Webster / Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh School of Architecture 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow, G3 6NU m.webster@gsa.ac.uk


2068: neue-plastik

Transforming Vienna’s Sewage into a bio-plastic industry Designer Matt McCallum

Thesis Statement The oil fields of the future will be within our cities: a proposed industrial urban consequence through a narrative of zero-waste architecture where bio-plastics and fuel made from waste water and sewage act as a replacement to fossil fuels. The proposal of a bio-plastic infrastructure fuelled by sewage treatment in our cities aims to address morality and taboo within recycling and explore the properties of cellulose and cellulose acetate as a construction material.


Mies. UK

Architecture Backstage! Part of Mies. TV international network AT - UK - SK - MX - FR - DE - NL Directors Matt McCallum Arian Lehner Links https://www.facebook.com/ ukmies/ https://www.facebook.com/ miestvcom/ https://www.youtube.com/ ukmies https://www.instagram. com/miestvcom/

Objective Part of a larger collective of student run productions around the world, our aim is to bridge the gap between students and architecture through film. We interview architects and other important people that are part of the architecture world. We then present our interviews at monthly special screenings and aired on Austrian television on OKTO TV. Previous interviews include the likes of Sir Peter Cook from CRAB Studio and Marcus Fairs from Dezeen. Strategy [PORT-RE] - Traditional architects in their practice [RE-PORT] - Interviewing fields related to architecture [UNI] - Students and faculty at various architecture schools


e-s-chatologist Short film - 6m12s

Mockumentary detailing the daily routine of a zero-waste blogger Exhibited in Palazzo Bembo as part of official 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale Producers Francois Roche & Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Director Matt McCallum Links [Trailer] https://youtu.be/ PnS3n03W9tY [Film] https://youtu.be/ X1jdOFHG4z0

Objective The film follows ‘E’, a US expat relocated to Thailand in pursuit of her research into a fully zero-waste lifestyle. Taking the waste cellulose from her excrement, she links her digestive neuron to the robotic extruder to produce biomass for her personal Garden of Eden. The process of Intertwining themes of Eschatology, Scatology, Stochastic and Cynicism, the film is a tool to speculate on a process of reality through a narrative of ecology and questioning morality. If this is how we can live zero waste, would society accept it? Strategy Robotic fabrication of the structure, set design, costume design and other preparations tooks place in Bangkok, Thailand over the course of 7 days. 3 days filming and 3 weeks post production.


Bridgeton Archive of Collective Memory 25 Greenhead Street, Glasgow Designer Matt McCallum

Objective The Archive of Collective Memory aims to study the palimpsest of the residents of Scotland by offering a chance for residents of a locale to bring artefacts or memories that are precious to them to be stored, recorded or shared. Offering a chance for the locals of an area to write their own history. The project proposes a new use to the fire damaged Inn on the Green.


Urban Gateways

Urban Housing at Glasgow Green Designers Matt McCallum Calum Ward Rebecca Dorrian Lloyd Robertson Andrew Rae David Galt

Objective Offering a chance for residents of a locale to bring artefacts or memories that are precious to them to be stored, recorded or shared. Offering a chance for the locals of an area to write their own history. The project proposes a new use to the fire damaged Inn on the Green.


Deansgrange Passive house Tierney Haines Architects

Designing and supervising construction February 2016 - October 2016 Designers Stephen Tierney Nicola Haines Matt McCallum Clients Stephen Tierney Nicola Haines

Objective A certified passive house completed recently in South Dublin (2017). It was designed as a four bed home/office. The limited access corner garden site with good light and aspect was chosen by the clients to make a home and garden that worked together. Strategy This family home keeps to many of the techniques of passive design such as compact form, shaded generous glazing to the south, passive slab, double stud walls, cellulose insulation, hyper-airtightness, passive ventilation for summer cooling and heat recovery ventilation for Winter fresh air.


UCD Evolution of Plants Garden

Dublin Bloom Festival 2016 - Gold Medal for Concept Garden Designers Tierney Haines Architects Client University College Dublin

Objective The UCD garden allows visitors to walk with plants through half a billion years of plant evolutionary history. The show garden tells the story of plants moving from water onto land, making land suitable for animals which followed later. Following Bloom, the garden was reconstructed as a permanent outdoor classroom in the grounds of UCD, where it is used to teach plant evolution and the diversity of plant life on Earth.


St Andrew’s Student Housing Student housing and integrated library University of Dundee 2014 - 2015 Designer Matt McCallum

Objective Taking precedence from Denys Lasdun’s student accommodation at Christ’s College, Cambridge and Leslie Martin’s Harvey Court whilst tackling the lack of uncommerical external space in St Andrew’s my scheme provides external terraces for each bedroom. The negative of the terrace forms the reading space of the library below. Strategy Snapshots and photomontaging are used to portray the student life throughout the building from moving day to bedroom mess and library studying.


Pavements Grey Lake Isle of Innisfree

Yeats 2015 Architecture Competition Highly Commended Directors Matt McCallum Henry Forbes Conor English

Objective The escapism of the Innisfree Isle is one of its most dinstinguishable and significant aspects. The dramatic change from the simplicity, beauty, and shear mysticism of the isle to the ‘pavements of grey’ noted in the poem drove the key design concept for this proposal. The competition enables the architecture can contribute to the accentuation of Yeats’ observation and desire to transition between the urban and rural environments. An archaic approach of construction was taken which would follow Yeats’ belief in a simplistic, near primitive style of living. This led to the decision that timber should act as the primary material, and that the use of refined materials and those not native to the island should be kept to a minimum. The procession between the arrival of guests on the jetty and the passing of the threshold to the pavilion is ceremonially engaging. The openness and permeability of the structure encourages movement to the north and the freedom of an untouched Innisfree and so the journey begins.


Understated Beauty

Vertical proposal at Edinburgh Castle Dundee Institute of Architects Competition 2014 2nd Place Designers Matt McCallum Henry Forbes Hugh Ebdy Conor English Francisco Jose Rodriguez Barrientos

Objective When faced with a context of such monumentality, beauty and cultural significance the architectural approach must be one of careful consideration. A seamlessness between the cliff face and the proposed stair is legible as two elements whilst ensuring that neither of these elements can be considered to be overshadowed. The massing of Scottish Baronial architecture assisted in this decision to design that which is heavywith the appearance of carving, just as in the stairs of a castle. The simplicity and spectacle of this understated addition is one that encourages a harmony between the preexisting cliff and one that celebrates itself as an object of function. The experience of the journey, and the purity of the proposal enable the individual to establish a relationship between themselves, the Castle and the city as a whole.


Experiments in Film Medium Format - Portra 400 Photographer Matt McCallum Subject Conor English

Objective Recent experiments with analog photography from 35mm to medium format. Some examples include portrait photography and documentary photography of ruins. In Dublin I started a series documenting ruined fairy forts and capturing the superstition surrounding them with infrared photography. What can the camera capture that the eye does not see?


mattmccallum.me +447757437214

Matt McCallum CV & Portfolio  

A brief collection of work from 2014 - 2018

Matt McCallum CV & Portfolio  

A brief collection of work from 2014 - 2018

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